South County Community Calendar: Week of January 25 through January 31

Friday, Jan. 25

  • A jitterswing dance will be offered at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. Lessons start at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m.
  • ZumbaGold dance exercises geared to older adults will be offered by the SAJE Senior Ministry from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1420 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3 per class. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 765 Lemay Ferry Road, will offer open prayer sessions from 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Anthony Ray Hinton, author of the 2018 Oprah Book Club selection, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row”, will deliver a keynote address at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. 63131, as part of the library’s Black History Month celebrations. The event begins at 7 p.m.
  • Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123, will have Bev Schuetz give a history talk about the Muny Opera featuring stars such as Cary Grant, Bob Hope and Ann Miller.. For adults. Begins at 2 p.m.
  • The Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson Ave., 63122, will have a book sale Jan. 25 from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Payments for books by cash or check only, no debit or credit cards will be accepted. Optional numbered line tickets will be available at 4 p.m. on Friday in the library lobby. Enter through the east Taylor Street entrance.
  • Sunset Hills will host a seminar on avoiding common estate planning mistakes. A panel of estate planning attorneys, financial advisors and insurance professionals will share their information and answer questions. The seminar is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Hills Recreation Center, 3915 Lindbergh Blvd., 63127.
  • The St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association will host their 4th annual Keyboards for Kids event to benefit children struggling with learning disabilities. The fundraiser will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Coronado Ballroom, 3701 Lindell Blvd., #147, 63108. Individual tickets to the event are $75 and tables of 10 are available for $1,000 and $1,500, which includes reserved seating and extra amenities. Additional sponsorships are also available for $250. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, visit www.ldastl.org or contact Chris Kortum at 314-966-3088 or chrisk@ldastl.org.

Saturday, Jan. 26

  • The International Folk Dance Association will sponsor folk dancing from 7:30 to 10:45 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 6901 Washington Ave. For more information, call 314-638-4024.
  • Get ready for an amazing night of interactive games to support Gateway to the Great Outdoors with the first ever GGO game night at 6 p.m. at New City School, 5209 Waterman Blvd., 63108. $200 for a table of eight people or $30 for an individual ticket. Beer, soda and water included in the ticket price. Bring your own snacks.
  • The Kiwanis Club of South County will hold its 22nd annual Trivia Night in the Seven Holy Founders Church Hall, 6737 S. Rock Hill Road, 63123 at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Beer, soda, snacks, cash and other attendance prizes, as well as a raffle drawing. All proceeds go to children’s charities. Call 314-845-6177 for tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 27

  • Overeaters Anonymous will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 9907 Gravois Road, Suite E. Enter at the rear of the building. For more information, call 314-638-6070.
  • The Meramec-Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, will offer bingo at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 636-464-8960.
  • St. Lucas United Church of Christ will have a free community meal from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 11735 Denny Road, 63126. All are welcome. Carry-out are available. For more information, contact 314-843-2100 or checkout www.stlucasucc.org.

Monday, Jan. 28

  • The St. Louis County Senior Card Club for pinochle and bridge players meets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crestwood Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane.
  • Line dancing will be offered at the Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Road. Lessons are offered from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by open dancing until 9:15 p.m.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer a free chair exercise session for older adults from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary cafeteria, 1420 S. Sappington Road. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will sponsor open-play pickleball, including instruction for new players, from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary gymnasium, 1414 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • ROC Ministries, 802 Kinswood Lane, will offer “Sewing-N-Faith,” a free gathering from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting and hand or machine quilting to serve those in need. For more information, call 314-487-4843 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer free informal quilting — all abilities — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 204 will hold its weekly meeting at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 824 Union Road. Weigh-ins will start at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Sunset Hills Historical Society presents an evening with Diane Rademacher, local author of “Famous Firsts of St. Louis” at 7 p.m. at Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 Lindbergh Blvd., 63127. Books will be available for sale at the presentation and Rademacher will be available for signing after.
  • The Tesson Ferry Democratic Organization will have guest Michele Hornish, founder of Small Deeds Done and the State Project director of It Starts Today, speak at their meeting at Frailey’s Southtown Grill, 4329 Butler Hill Road at 7 p.m. Feel free to come as early as 6 p.m. to order food, drinks and to socialize before the meeting begins.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

  • “GriefShare,” a support group designed to help individuals cope with the death of a loved one, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Road. For more information, call 314-961-5275.
  • The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers open-play pickleball Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per person. For more information, call 314-615-8822.
  • The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, offers Senior Cardio/Flex from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a towel and mat. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 314-615-8822.
  • Affton Chapter 1015 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will hold its weekly meeting at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the Salvation Army, 824 Union Road. Weigh-ins begin at 9:10 a.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call 314-640-8985.
  • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 1 p.m. at the Concord Trinity United Methodist Church Library, 5275 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 186 will hold its weekly meeting at 9 a.m. in Rooms 3 and 4 on the lower level at Mary, Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Road.
  • ZumbaGold dance exercises geared to older adults will be offered by the SAJE Senior Ministry from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1420 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3 per class. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry sponsors weekly chair yoga at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary cafeteria, 1414 S. Sappington Road. The class offers stretching exercises with a Silver Sneakers benefit. The cost is $3 otherwise. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The Crestwood Senior Dance Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. Ballroom, circle tag, round, line and Latin dancing are among the styles featured.  All skill levels are welcome. The cost is $1.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry’s faith community nurse will hold a weekly “drop-in” time for people to see her from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the St. Justin’s Martyr rectory, 11910 Eddie & Park Road, Sunset Hills. Call 314-484-9940 for an appointment or to talk to the nurse ahead of time.
  • The Meramec-Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, will offer bingo at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 636-464-8960.
  • The monthly meeting of the Mehlville Garden Club will meet at Christ Lutheran Memorial Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63126. Meeting time is at 9:30 a.m. The presentation will be “Worms”l how they affect the soil and why gardeners should care. For further information call 214-892-5234.
  • The Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations and has set up multiple donation sites across St. Louis County. Now is a good time to donate blood and platelets, since seasonal declines in blood donations often occur in the winter.  In south county, stop by the Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 9700 Musick Road, 63123 to donate from 2 and 6 p.m.
  • Crestwood Christian Church has a new singles ministry, Together 4 Christ, which meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 11750 Eddie and Park Road, 63126. Each Tuesday is a different theme. This Tuesday will be a general discussion and prayer night. For more information about the schedule and the group, feel free to call 314-843-9069, or call 305-333-9779 or email OthersBeforeMe@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • The Kiwanis Club of South County will hold its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at Frailey’s Southtown Grill, 4329 Butler Hill Road. For more information, call 314-487-6877.
  • The South County Toastmasters, the local chapter of an international group dedicated to helping members become better speakers and leaders, will hold its weekly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MetLife Building, 13045 Tesson Ferry Road. For more information, visit SouthCountyToastmasters.org. Guests are welcome; no fee is required.
  • The Gravois Kiwanis Club will hold its weekly meeting at noon at Sam’s Steakhouse, 10205 Gravois Road. For more information, call 314-556-8768.
  • The Rotary Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills will hold its weekly meeting at 12:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Viking, Lindbergh Boulevard and Watson Road. Visit www.cshrotary.org for more information.
  • A family education and support meeting for family members coping with mental illness of a loved one will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CenterPointe Hospital South County, 5000 Cedar Plaza Parkway, Suite 380. For more information, call 314-842-4463.
  • Learn tips for filing consumer complaints, avoiding identity theft and recognizing scams with the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, 63129. The seminar begins at 2 p.m. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.
  • The Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, 63129, will have craft night at 6:30 p.m. with DIY mini notebooks. For ages 12 to 18. Registration required at www.slcl.org/events.

Thursday, Jan. 31

  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will be playing bingo at 10:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will sponsor open-play pickleball, including instruction for new players, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary gymnasium, 1414 S. Sappington Road. The cost is $3. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club will hold its weekly meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rich & Charlie’s, 9942 Watson Road. For more information, call 314-223-5264.
  • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 9907 Gravois Road, Suite E. Enter at the rear of the building. For more information, call 636-467-7023.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer a free chair exercise session for older adults from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The Retired Men’s Club of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church will meet to play bridge from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 45 W. Lockwood Ave. Men of all faiths are welcome. For more information, call 314-892-5319.
  • Free drop-in play of American Mah Jongg will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pavilion at Lemay, 305 Gregg Road, Jefferson Barracks Park. All levels are welcome; instruction will be offered for newcomers. For more information, call 314-615-8877.
  • The SAJE Senior Ministry will offer cards and games at 10:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road. For more information, call 314-822-4736.
  • The Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations and has set up multiple donation sites across St. Louis County. Now is a good time to donate blood and platelets, since seasonal declines in blood donations often occur in the winter.  In south county, stop by Green Park Nursing and Advanced 360, 9300 Green Park Road, 63123 to donate between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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